Sports coach apprenticeship

Create and deliver coaching programmes using sports knowledge

You could find yourself working as a high performance sports coach, or a community or school sports coach. A high performance coach develops athletes and players in high-performance settings. A community coach motivates and engages people of all ages and abilities in community sports and physical activity settings. A school sports coach collaborates with teachers to develop pupils’ skills. During the sports coach apprenticeship you’ll use your sports knowledge to design and deliver coaching programmes that engage, motivate and evolve participants’ skills and performance. You’ll need to measure the impact of your coaching strategies through analysis of the participant and team performance. You could be working alongside athletes, players, children, parents, peers, managers and support staff. Job titles could include club coach, community coach, performance coach or talent development coach.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: PE and biology

Entry requirements for the sports coach apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £20,000

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